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Mums Journey

Mum’s Journey: Day 27, Finally Back to Birth Weight!
2 years ago

Mum’s Journey: Day 27, Finally Back to Birth Weight!

Following is a conversation between Medela Mum Lisa and our lactation consultant, Katie. This conversation took place about 27 days after the birth of Lisa’s daughter, Sophie. Read More

Mum’s Journey: Day 26, Triple Feeding!
2 years ago

Mum’s Journey: Day 26, Triple Feeding!

Following is a conversation between new mum Lisa and our lactation consultant, Katie. This conversation took place about 26 days after the birth of Lisa’s daughter, Sophie. We hope that you find it useful as you continue your own breastfeeding journey. Read More

Mum’s Journey: Days 21 – 24, Still Not Back to Birthweight!
2 years ago

Mum’s Journey: Days 21 – 24, Still Not Back to Birthweight!

Lisa sent me a text 2 days after we had last spoken and implemented the plan to help increase Sophie’s milk intake: Read More

Mum’s Journey, Day 19: Addressing Baby Weight Gain Concerns
2 years ago

Mum’s Journey, Day 19: Addressing Baby Weight Gain Concerns

I received a phone call from Lisa when Sophie was 19 days old. Lisa had just been to see the maternal child health nurse 3 days before and found out that Sophie was not gaining weight quite as planned.

Lisa was feeling understandably upset, worried and a bit deflated at the thought that Sophie was not taking enough from the breast. Read More

Mum’s Journey, Day 12: Lisa and Katie Discuss Baby Feeding Routines
2 years ago

Mum’s Journey, Day 12: Lisa and Katie Discuss Baby Feeding Routines

In this video, lactation consultant Katie talks to new mum Lisa about baby feeding routines. They discuss whether to start your baby in a feeding routine, whether babies develop their own feeding routine in time and what is important in that first month after birth in order to ensure mum’s achieve and maintain a good breast milk supply.
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Mum’s Journey, Day 12: Feeding a New Baby and Getting Out and About
2 years ago

Mum’s Journey, Day 12: Feeding a New Baby and Getting Out and About

In this video, lactation consultant Katie talks to new mum Lisa about getting out and about for appointments with a breastfeeding baby. They discuss how a new mum can time breastfeeds so that she can do everything still for her daughter.
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Mum’s Journey, Day 12: Entertaining a Toddler While Feeding a Newborn
2 years ago

Mum’s Journey, Day 12: Entertaining a Toddler While Feeding a Newborn

In this video, lactation consultant Katie talks to new mum Lisa about how to manage breastfeeding and a toddler who needs lots of attention all at once!
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Mum’s Journey, Day 12: Lisa and Katie Discuss Comfort Feeding
2 years ago

Mum’s Journey, Day 12: Lisa and Katie Discuss Comfort Feeding

In this video, lactation consultant Katie talks to new mum Lisa about frequent sucking and feeding at the breast and why babies need to do this in order to establish breast milk and breastfeeding.
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Mum’s Journey, Day 12: Talking About Night and Daytime Breastfeeding
2 years ago

Mum’s Journey, Day 12: Talking About Night and Daytime Breastfeeding

In this video, lactation consultant Katie talks to new mum Lisa about normal newborn sleep patterns and why babies often feed more frequently at night in the early days.
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Mum’s Journey, Day 12: Lisa and Katie Discuss Engorgement and Feeding on One Side
2 years ago

Mum’s Journey, Day 12: Lisa and Katie Discuss Engorgement and Feeding on One Side

In this video, lactation consultant, Katie, talks with new mum Lisa about engorgement and breast fullness. They discuss how to cope with breastfeeding challenges like flat nipples from engorgement. They also talk about baby Sophie’s feeding on one side only.
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